2012 Summer Opportunities for Internships
The Missouri Botanical Garden is recruiting candidates for a new
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. This NSF-funded program provides full support for 10 students to work on mentored independent research projects for 10 weeks during the summer, from May 20 to July 29.
Students must be sophomores or juniors, or if seniors they must be
returning to school after the REU summer.
The MBG program focuses on the areas of plant systematics, conservation biology, and ethnobotany. Potential projects include taxonomic description of new species and revisionary studies in Brassicaceae, Araceae, and Melastomataceae, DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, DNA barcoding, pollen analysis, pollination biology of rare species, seed morphology and anatomy of Lythraceae and Passifloraceae, conservation biology of threatened species, ecology of invasive species, herbarium study of historically important collections, Native American ethnobotany, and revisionary studies of economically important plants. REU students have access to a herbarium of 6.2 million specimens, an excellent botanical library, rich garden collections, a 2,400 acre natural area, and a laboratory with facilities for plant anatomy, microscopy, digital imaging, SEM, and DNA analysis. Students are expected to work full-time on research and participate in twice-weekly lunch-time seminars and workshops, including subjects on botany, conservation, career development, ethics in research, writing and communication skills, and preparation for graduate school.
Students receive lodging near the Garden, a food allowance, research and travel expenses, plus a stipend of $500/week.
The deadline for application is April 15, 2012.
For more information and application procedures please see the program website at ttp://www.mobot.org/mobot/research/reu/reu.shtml or contact the REU Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org ,the PI David Bogler (email@example.com), or Co-PI Sandra Arango-Caro (
David J. Bogler, PhD | Missouri Botanical Garden | P.O. Box 299, St.
Louis, MO 63166-0299
Office: 314-577-0831 | fax: 314-577-0830 | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission
I'm writing now hoping you might know some good candidates for our stewardship positions. We had a bit of a delay in H.R. so I know we are behind the other organizations as far as posting. Hopefully, you still have a few students looking for jobs. Can you also pass this on to Dave and anyone else who might know someone?
You can direct people to:
Thanks for helping to spread the word!!
Natural Resources Management Supervisor
Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, MI 49460
MSU Kellogg Biological Station Great summer job for someone interested in field work. Soil sample collection, green house gas monitoring, biomass monitoring, some lab work.
This announcement is directed to students who will graduate this spring. A bachelors degree is required.
Summer Internship with the Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department This position aims to assist the applicant in professional career development related to Parks, Recreation, Natural Resources Management, Leisure Services and/or Outdoor Environmental Education. The Intern will assist the Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department in the facilitation of a variety of outdoor recreation and education programs and park facility needs. A significant part of the work will be outdoors.
*Seasonal position – June (5) through August (23), 2012, 3-4 days a week. *Work days – Most work on weekdays with an occasional Saturday. *Primary work hours – Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., ranging from 24-32 hours per week.*Compensation: $2,000 for the season, paid on an hourly wage.
See this detailed description. This internship would qualify for elective credit in Biology 385, but not for research credit in the Biology major.
Contact information: Mark Fitzpatrick, Director, Ada Township Parks & Recreation Department, P.O. Box 370, 7330 Thornapple River Dr., Ada, MI 49301, 616-676-0520 office, 616-862-0584 cell, 616-676-5870 fax, email@example.com, www.adatownshipmi.com
Ecology of lake-land interactions in Northern Iceland -Gratton and Ives Labs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Stipend + all expensesREU Internship Opportunities – Summer 2012 - Applications due on March 4. More information.
We are seeking REU (research experience for undergraduates) students to work with us doing ecological field research in Iceland during the summer of 2012. This is our 5th summer field season on this project. Each year we have hired excellent student interns and we hope you can pass along our flier to your students.
REU students who work with us during the summer gain valuable research experience and present their independent projects at national and/or regional meetings. Students work as members of a collaborative team on our NSF-funded projects studying the population dynamics of midges in their aquatic environment and the effects of adult midges as a resource subsidy to terrestrial food webs surrounding lakes in northern Iceland. The research includes both field and laboratory work. Laboratory work involves counting and identifying arthropod samples with microscopes. Field work is conducted near Lake Mývatn in northeast Iceland and includes sampling terrestrial arthropods, setting up and maintaining experiments, and aquatic sampling by boat. Students assist with large, labor-intensive collaborative experiments and also conduct their own smaller guided independent projects. They live in shared living-space with the rest of our team in rural Iceland. The internship is an intensive living/working experience offering both great opportunities and personal challenges for students.
We’re recruiting two REU students for this coming field season. We cover REU expenses, including travel, food, lodging and a small stipend. Please forward the attached informational flier to students who you think could benefit from this unique research opportunity. Good applicants should have potential for a career in science, have some field and lab research experience, be good communicators, be able to think critically and independently and work well on a team.
Thank you, David Hoekman, Anthony Ives and Claudio Gratton
NSF-REU in cell biology - sensing and signaling - at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Thinking ahead to summer, here's an internship opportunity http://www.michiganbutterflies.com/index_files/Employment.htm for summer. Holli Ward, who talked to us last semester about her work with butterflies is seeking summer interns. Interviews will be conducted on campus on Tuesday, February 7th. You can sign up through the Calvin Job Board http://www.calvin.edu/admin/career/calvinlink/.
Holli Reyes-Ward, President & Owner
Michigan Butterflies, LLC (616) 581-8002 www.michiganbutterflies.com
The 2012 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program information and e-application are now posted on the CILER website.
Info: The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), located at the University of Michigan, announces the 2012 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program. The 2012 program is hosted this year by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, MI, and by NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS) in Alpena, MI. This summer fellowship program provides students with a broad range of fields and an exciting opportunity to conduct research in the Great Lakes Region under the mentorship of an individual scientist or professional. This is a 12 week internship and pays $5750, but does not have a housing allowance. Application deadline is February 29.
Perrigo - Holland, MI
The Van Andel Research Institute has announced its summer internship program. This is an excellent opportunity to work at a top level research institute in the areas of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and other fields related to cancer and Parkinson's disease. Many Calvin students have worked at Van Andel. They have had excellent experiences and summer internships have often extended into part time work during the academic year and subsequent summers.
We have received this announcement for a summer opportunity in the Huron-Manistee National Forest here in Michigan.
To apply for a student biological science technician position, please fill-out the attached form and send it, along with your resume, transcripts, and a list of references to Mickey Knorr at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials must be submitted by February 29, 2012. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, Heather Keough, PhD, Assistant Ranger
email@example.com phone: 231-233-8783
University of Michigan Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology Summer Undergraduate Fellowship - 2 spots in this program are guaranteed to Calvin students!
The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce that our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications. This fellowship program will provide a number of full-time summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in Molecular and Integrative Physiology and a future in biomedical research. Funding is also available for students with quantitative backgrounds such as engineering or computational sciences that desire a summer research experience studying diabetes or digestive diseases. Because of a research partnership established with the Physiology department at Michigan for several years now, two fellowship positions are available specifically for students from Calvin College.
This announcement is especially directed to those potentially interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long term career plans. Note, however, that these career goals can include medicine. U of M Physiology fellowship website
The website contains additional information on the fellowship program and details of the application process. The stipend for this program is about $4200 for 12 weeks. Housing is not included.
The fellowship application deadline is February 1, 2012.
The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center is pleased to announce our U of M CVC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program for 2012 is now accepting applications. This fellowship program will provide up to twelve full-time summer research opportunities at the University of Michigan for talented undergraduate students interested in cardiovascular research.
We ask that you please forward this information on to undergraduate students at your institution, especially those that might be interested in pursuing biomedical research as a part of their long term career plans. Our fellowship website has more information on the fellowship program and the application process. The stipend for this program is about $4200 for 12 weeks. Housing is not included.
The online fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2011. Letters of recommendation for which requests are sent electronically when the application is completed, will be accepted until February 11.
University of Iowa College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program. This research experience is designed specifically for students whose goal is to enroll in an MD/PhD program. The program includes research, shadowing physicians and seminars/mentoring activities to prepare your for applying to MD/PhD programs. Provides $3300 stipend, lodging and transportation costs. Apply at www.medicine.uiowa.edu/mstp/ Deadline January 23.
This program is for students who will graduate from college in 2013. See flyer on 2nd floor DH summer research board.
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salsbury Cove, Maine. NSF-REU. Near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Absolutely stunning place to spend a summer and do big science. I worked there for 5 summers. Several Calvin students have participated in this program in PHYSIOLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, GENETICS AND TOXICOLOGY USING MARINE ORGANISMS AS MODELS SYSTEMS. Work with top scientists from all over the world. Stipend $4800, meals, lodging, travel. http://www.mdibl.org/undergraduate_application_process.php
The University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute is once again
offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. The 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 11 - August 17, 2012, also provides a $3,000 stipend as well as housing support.
Attached are the application, the reference form and a poster. The application deadline is February 27, 2012. If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact Jamie Y. Brandon at 734-615-9787 or, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science and Horticulture.
The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students, postdocs and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.
The internship is for 9 weeks beginning May 30, 2012 through July 31, 2012 and provides a stipend of $4,000, plus housing and travel. Details may be found at http://www.scholars.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/
The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle is pleased to announce the 2012 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides undergraduate participants with premiere research experiences with UW faculty mentors in the biomedical sciences, while receiving a generous stipend, housing, meal plan, transportation to and from the UW campus, and more! One unique component of the Amgen Scholars Program is the opportunity to attend the U.S. symposium in Los Angeles to meet peers from across the nation, to network with scientists, and to learn about science careers in industry and academia.
UW program dates are June 18th - August 17th, 2012 and the application deadline is Wednesday, February 1, 2011. The University of Washington welcomes applications from all eligible students and appreciates if you would forward this information on to others.
For program details and eligibility requirements, please visit the following sites:
UW Amgen Scholars Program Website at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen
UW Amgen Scholars Program
Marine Science Fellowship. NSF_REU program at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama.
$5400 stipend, room and meals. Deadline Feb 10. See the pdf for more information.
Department of Homeland Security 2012 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students 10 week research experience; $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences.Projects offered at:
National research laboratories: Argonne, Idaho, Lawrence
Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Sandia, Savannah River
DHS laboratories: Transportation Security Laboratory
Other research facilities, including Air Force Research Laboratory, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Locations include CA, CO, ID, IL, MD, NM, NJ, OH, SC, TN, VA
U.S. citizenship required
Application deadline: January 5, 2012
Administered by Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Harvard Forest, the biological station of Harvard University is offering an exciting summer program for up to 30 undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research.
Projects in summer 2012 will focus on:
• Invasive Plants, Pests & Pathogens
• Plant Biology, Population and Community Ecology
• Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchanges
• Conservation Management and Biodiversity
• Watershed and Aquatic Ecology
• Forest Ecosystem Response to Global Change
• Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics
• Reading and Conserving the New England Landscape
Students are paid a stipend of $5,500 for the 11‑week session which runs from May 21 through August 3, 2012.
Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided. We seek a diverse group of students from a variety of undergraduate programs across the country.
See the on-line application. Attached is a detailed program brochure. Kristen Schipper, who currently works part time in the biology department participated in this program a couple of years ago, so they know Calvin. Ask her questions if interested.
University of Wisconsin - Madison. Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program Research in many areas, including biochem, cell and molecular, computational biology, neurobiology, virology, ecology and plants.
Stipend $5250, travel, housing and food. Madison would be a really fun place to spend a summer! Deadline Feb. 15.
Michigan State University! Summer Undergraduate program in Plant Genomics. Don't rule this out if you are pre-med or not currently a plant person. You will learn lots of molecular biology and genetics which is valuable for anyone. Several Calvin students have participated in this program very successfully and have gone on to greater things in grad school and med school. As a result MSU wants more Calvin people for this program. $5000 stipend, room and board. Deadline Feb 12. Info at www.plantgenomics.msu.edu
Hope College - Environmental Impacts on Biological Systems: from Molecules to Ecosystems, NSF-REU program. Deadline Feb. 17. http://sharp.hope.edu
Stipend $4300, but they make you pay for half your housing.
NSF-REU programs. Keep checking the website for programs at many universities. http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047
Chicago Botanical Garden Conservation and Land Management internships. If you are graduating in December or next spring consider this opportunity. Internships in botany, wildlife biology, conservation and land management with the National Park Service, US Forest Service, etc. in the western US. 80 positions available. 5 month commitment, $11900 stipend www.clminternship.org
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students. Professor Yaw Bediako did an internship here when he was a student. Ask him about it. www.fhcrc.org/science/education/undergraduates/
Contact for more information:
Jordan Cañas, Program Assistant, Thompson Studies
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. M3-B232
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024, ph: (206) 667-6976
Here's pdf with a very extensive list of internships
Study the brain with a Calvin grad.
Biomedical Research Internship (summer 2012)
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Randy Woltjer is a Calvin grad and associate professor of pathology at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, where he runs a research laboratory that studies the biochemistry of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and rarer diseases. He also maintains the Oregon Brain Bank, a repository of over 2000 cases of brain autopsy tissue that supplies researchers at over 50 labs throughout the USA who study a variety of brain diseases.
Prof. Woltjer takes 1-4 interns each summer to help out in the lab, to learn about research and the pathologic basis of brain diseases, and to enable them to find out if they have a real interest in science or medicine. Motivated interns can usually anticipate that they will be named as a coauthor on a scientific manuscript that incorporates the results of their efforts into the data section.
The true value of the internship lies in the experience of working with real human tissue, studying real human diseases, and getting some professional guidance in biomedical careers.
How to Apply: Email your resume to email@example.com
National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates
Student Conservation Association
Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
Matt Mohrman firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleeping Bear Dunes NL
Empire, MI 49630
231-326-5134, ext 304
Spend your January Term at The University of Arizona! J-Bio Internships offer life science students the opportunity to perform hands-on research in UA laboratories. Possible disciplines include plant science, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology & toxicology, and more.
Jan. 3 - Jan. 27, 2012
Cost is $1800.00 and includes housing but not travel expenses
Applications due Nov. 4, 2011
visit http://jbio.bio5.org for more information
The Notre Dame summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the ND Environmental Research Center in the upper peninsula of Michigan. this is an excellent opportunity. Two Calvin students have participated in this program, the most recent being current bio major, Jake Zwart in the summer of 2011. Apply by November 4.
The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) and the Department of Biological Sciences are accepting applications for these programs. These programs promote an understanding of field-oriented environmental biology and how field research is conducted. Both programs focus on 9 – 10 weeks of summer field research and instruction in environmental biology at the UNDERC-East facility in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the potential for a second summer at UNDERC-West in Montana.
We are taking applications for UNDERC-East summer 2012 and the potential to participate in UNDERC-West that continues the following summer 2013. In each summer, you receive six credits. The two programs are open to up to 18 sophomores and juniors enrolled at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College and up to 10 sophomores/juniors from other colleges/universities. From the students participating in the summer 2012 at UNDERC-East, 8 students will be selected to continue the next summer at UNDERC-West 2013. Acceptance in either program includes tuition, housing, round trip transportation between Notre Dame and the UNDERC site and a $2500 summer stipend.
Applications are due November 4, 2011. More information can be found at http://underc.nd.edu